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  • GOP's Baker offers proposals on public housing

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) — Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker says the state should take steps to exclude immigrants in the country illegally from public housing. Baker unveiled a series of public housing proposals during a campaign stop in Chelsea on Wednesday, including one...

  • Kansas board OKs 92-year-old's voter registration

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas board on Wednesday approved a 92-year-old woman's voter registration after she and her daughter presented copies of census records and a page from a battered family Bible to show that she is U.S. citizen. Evelyn Howard, of Shawnee, went before the State...

  • Obama, Clinton to highlight DNC fundraiser

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be the top draws for a Democratic National Committee fundraising event in September. Clinton will be the featured lunch speaker at the Sept. 19 Women's Leadership Forum. Obama will be the keynote speaker later in the...

  • Israeli leader declares victory in Gaza war

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister has declared victory in the Gaza war against Hamas, saying a cease-fire deal gave nothing to the Islamic militant group. In a news conference broadcast on national TV, Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that "Hamas was hit hard" during the seven...

  • Kenya rangers murder ivory poachers: report

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A rights group alleges that corrupt Kenyan wildlife rangers are killing poachers to cover up the officers' collusion with the gangs slaughtering the country's elephants. Muslims for Human Rights documented the disappearances and extrajudicial killings of 18...

  • Libya's UN envoy warns of 'full-blown civil war'

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya's ambassador to the United Nations is warning of "full-blown civil war" if the chaos and division in the North African country continue. Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that he had always excluded civil war as a...

  • AP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. Their questionable achievements have come at a big price, especially to long-suffering Palestinians in Gaza. In a sense, Israel got...

  • Cypriots protest proposed bank loan legislation

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Hundreds of Cypriots have staged a protest outside the presidential palace against proposed legislation aimed at helping the bailed-out country's beleaguered banks collect on bad loans. Wednesday's protest by mostly left-wing groups comes ahead of a...

  • EU beefs up border agency to deal with migrants

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    ROME (AP) — The European Commission has agreed to Italian demands to replace Rome's politically unpopular emergency operation for rescuing would-be refugees crossing the Mediterranean with an EU-wide project. The European commissioner for home affairs, Cecilia Malmstrom, announced...

  • IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was put under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister. After a fourth round of questioning before magistrates on Wednesday,...

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